Obama at The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner: A Speech That Changed the Campaign

The Speech That Changed the Presidential Campaign

Obama’s speech at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner before thousands of Iowa Democrats presented an intense conclusion to the Democratic dinner. This is the speech that changed the course of the presidential campaign.  “Not answering questions because we’re afraid our answers won’t be popular just won’t do it,” Mr. Obama declared. “Triangulating and poll-driven positions because we’re worried about what Mitt or Rudy might say about us just won’t do it.”  “If we are really serious about winning this election, Democrats, then we can’t live in fear of losing,” he said.  Senator Obama, an Illinois Democrat, said the party succeeded if it led “not by polls but by principle, not by calculation but by conviction.”

The Speech That Changed the Presidential Campaign

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My Faves for Thursday, January 03, 2008

“Photo of the Day: He Made History Tonight.” Obama won in Iowa!! Yes, he did it. It’s time for change!!This beautiful photograph pays tribute to Obama’s historic achievement, and is presented for you in stunning high-resolution.

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“Obama Wins in Iowa!!” Yes, he did it. It’s time for change!! This article includes photographs, videos and music.

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“Photo of the Day: We Are One World.” This is a beautiful, colorful photograph presented for you in stunning high-resolution. The photograph is accompanied by music audio (We Are the World). Enjoy!!

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Obama’s Victory Speech: Hope is the Bedrock of Our Nation

Obama speaks to America like a President. His theme is not just change, it is a new unity. As a black man, he helps heal the past as well as forge the future. This really was history tonight. To win so many white voices, and bring together so many minorities, and use the unifying language that leaves the toxins of race and partisanship behind: This was the moment America stopped being afraid.

This was the America we have missed and have found again. Pay tribute to hope.

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Obama Wins in Iowa!!

Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up

Sen. Barack Obama won the Iowa Democratic caucus on Thursday, dealing a setback to national front-runner Hillary Clinton in the first nominating contest of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The Iowa victory buoyed Obama, a first-term Illinois senator who is trying to become the first black U.S. president, and gave him momentum as he headed into the Jan. 8 primary vote in New Hampshire.

Barack Obama: One Voice

Michelle Obama: Change We Can Believe In

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Michelle Obama: Be Not Afraid

Michelle Obama: The Closer

Barack Obama: One Voice for America

Michelle Obama has the potential to be as committed to rebuilding America as a First Lady as her husband would be as the President. We need to believe in America again. Obama can do that. If you are an Iowa Democrat, do yourself a favor and listen to Michelle Obama. Don’t throw this chance away.

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Barack Obama: We Are One People

Barack Obama: One Voice

Michelle Obama: Change We Can Believe In

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Michelle Obama: Be Not Afraid

Michelle Obama: The Closer

Michelle Obama has the potential to be as committed to rebuilding America as a First Lady as her husband would be as the President. We need to believe in America again. Obama can do that. If you are an Iowa Democrat, do yourself a favor and listen to Michelle Obama. Don’t throw this chance away.

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Oprah Winfrey Joins Obama on the Presidential Campaign Trail

 

Oprah Winfrey, one of the most popular women in the country, will be campaigning with her friend, White House presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), in three early primary states. These details of Oprah’s participation in Obama’s campaign have been released so far: Winfrey and Obama will be in Iowa on December 8th for events in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, making additional campaign appearances in Columbia, South Carolina and Manchester, New Hampshire on December 9th.

 

Winfrey, from Chicago, of course, endorsed Obama very early on, although she has hosted on her show and been very gracious to Hillary Clinton and the Edwardses. Winfrey has generally abstained from using her enormous influence and audience to influence American politics, but her friendship with Barack and Michelle Obama extends deep enough, and, perhaps, the teachable moment is just too tempting enough for her to bear.

 

The Clinton campaign has been worried about the prospect of Winfrey campaigning. She is not only, of course, the richest African American woman in the world, she is probably the most popular woman in the United States, and, like Obama, her appeal transcends every barrier that is put up in her way. The Clinton campaign needs women, married women, single women, upscale and downscale, to not have second thoughts about Hillary, especially in the early states. Winfrey’s highest audience, incidentally, is among working class women, precisely the sub-demographic group that Clinton absolutely needs to win.

 

Judging by the online real estate devoted to her appearances, the Obama campaign wants these crowds to be utterly, transcendently huge.

Oprah Winfrey Campaigning with Obama

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